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Summit Leadership Academy suspends classes Tuesday



HESPERIA, Calif. ( — Parents of students enrolled at Summit Leadership Academy received an unsettling robo-call Monday night alerting them to no classes Tuesday, following a ‘phone threat’, school officials said.

The decision to suspend classes and close both campuses stems from an incident earlier in the day, which caused the high school campus to go into lockdown.

“At approx. 1:30 pm one of our students received a phone threat that we deemed important to conduct a school-wide lockdown for the safety of our school,” officials said in a comment.  “Working closely with local authorities we have determined that there was no direct threat to the school. The lockdown was then lifted and students were allowed to leave campus.” 

Just before 8:00 pm, Summit Leadership posted the following statement to the schools’ official Facebook page:

In light of new information regarding today’s lockdown at the high school, Summit Administration has decided to take a precautionary step and close both campuses tomorrow, Tuesday February 6th. We will reconvene the regular school schedule Wednesday February 7th. This day will be made up at the end of the school year. Please help us notify our families. We will post an update tomorrow as well.

School officials have not commented on details regarding the ‘phone threat’ or the ‘new information’ mentioned.

Summit Leadership Academy is a tuition-free charter school located at 12850 Muscatel Street in Hesperia.  “Students specifically receive a college- prep curriculum while training in law enforcement, fire technology and military service with an emphasis on leadership skills,” according to the about section of the school.